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DIY Recycled Glass Centerpiece Idea

When I ran across this beer in the store I knew I had to make something out of these amazing bottles…I wanted a more modern look a la Crate and Barrel.

I wound up at a home improvement store looking for glass paint and clear coat.  I chose both the white and clear coat in a matte finish.

After some trial and error I found the best way to spray paint them was to put my finger inside (or my sidekicks finger) and spray away.  Wear gloves!!

The finished product was awesome!  Love the matte finish.

Such a great way to recycle beautiful bottles.  A fun way to add interest to your centerpiece or home decor.  Remember you can paint any glass…jam jars, soda bottles, mason jars etc.  Have fun!  Play around and be creative.

Burlap Wedding Decor Revisited

I love burlap…I think just the slightest amount can add charm, interest and texture to any wedding.

Browsing around Etsy I found the following gems:

Such a charming centerpiece.  You can find it here.

Gray burlap…my new favorite.

In love with this burlap headband…perfect for a bride or flower girl.

Check out my previous posts on burlap and a DIY burlap table runner!

Carnival & Circus Themed Wedding Part 2 - The Food

Gosh I love fun food.  And food is often a great way to carry a wedding theme out.  For a rustic italian wedding it is common to come across food served family style just like sunday dinners in sicily.

What kind of food would be appropriate for a carnival or circus themed wedding?!?!  Well the possibilities are endless really.  Mini corn dogs with a fancy aioli, truffle popcorn, even cotton candy!

Gabriel Ryan Photographers

Staws can be found here.

I had the pleasure of dining at Straw in San Francisco recently.  If you need some carnival and/or circus inspired food just check out their menu!!  Plain awesomeness.

Carnival & Circus Themed Wedding Part 1 - The Bride and Groom

I think a Bride and Groom’s wedding attire can certainly set the mood for the whole wedding.  When you choose a carnival or circus themed wedding this can be the place where you can really set yourselves apart from other brides and grooms.  Bright Colors.Vintage.Whimsy.  Have some fun like the couples below did!!

{Elyse Hall Photography}

{Gabriel Ryan Photographers}


{Josh Goleman}

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Bellissima Vita is Now a Style Me Pretty Little Black Book Member!!

Well for all familiar with the wedding industry Style Me Pretty is the leading online resource for the style obsessed bride!  If you have not checked out SMP go now but don’t say I didn’t warn you…so many beautiful things :)

According to Style Me Pretty: The Little Black Book is a highly edited collection of wedding service providers–from mom and pop boutiques to A-Listers.   Bottom line, these vendors are the best of the best.

We are over the moon that we have been asked to become a member of their Little Black Book.

You can see our listing in both event planning and event styling and decor.

Ombre Meets GlassyBaby

Daydreaming about glassybabys in shades (of possibly yellow or green or even peach) ranging from light to dark.  Unfamiliar with Ombre or Glassybaby?  Read below!

Ombre = a French word which means shaded or graduation from light to dark.  See an example of escort cards that have been dyed Ombre style here.

Photo courtesy of OnceWed.

glassybaby = only some of the most beautifully colored multi layered glass I have ever seen.  Oh and they rent my friends!!